Grateful Dead Live at Civic Auditorium on 1969-01-17
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
d1t01 - Turn On Your Lovelight
d1t02 - Dark Star ->
d1t03 - St. Stephen ->
d1t04 - The Eleven ->
d1t05 - Death Don't Have No Mercy
d2t01 - That's It For The Other One ->
d2t02 - Cosmic Charlie
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|Turn On Your Lovelight|
|Dark Star ->|
|St. Stephen ->|
|The Eleven ->|
|Death Don't Have No Mercy|
|That's It For The Other One ->|
-- Disc change is seamless
-- Cuts in Lovelight cleaned up with crossfade
-- Cut in St. Stephen cleaned up with crossfade
-- Cleaned up many flaws and fixed levels
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.02 -> Cool Edit Pro v2.0 -> FLAC
- Santa Barbara, CA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller and Joe B. Jones
- Civic Auditorium
Subject: Cosmic Charlie how do you do
But a cool tune in it's own right.
I can remember many a winter day in N.Y.C just singing, whistling and humming this tune.
With all the twists, bends and changes
this song has Phil's fingerprints all over it.
Gets some warm applause!
"They say that is all there is
So I guess that's all there is"- Weir
I originally just wanted to check out the first Cosmic Charlie but reviews convinced me to give entire show a listen which quickly bumped me from a 4 to a 5.
I like the bass drum high in the mix just like i love distinctly hearing Phil's bass riffs...
Subject: Very nice little show!
I give this show a 3 and a half, a solidly good show with nothing I'd skip. There are better, "deeper" versions of all these songs, sure, but this is well-worth a listen. The "Dark Star" is gorgeous, and there's not alot of that "oversinging" that Jerry sometimes did during this era (like on "Live Dead").
I like TC on this one as well!
And, again, wow, Charlie Miller....thanks, it's like I'm right there.
Subject: soild start to '69
I strongly echo Darrylizer's sentiments about Jerry and this Dark Star - it's a big leap forward in playing. This DS is so crafted and precise, yet totally loose and free. Jerry's phrasing and seamless flow of ideas on these '69 versions makes them stand out from a lot of '68s that can be quite interchangeable (with a number of notable exceptions, of course).
The Eleven and Death Don't are the other big highlights in this great show. Of course, things only get better from here...
Subject: YES YES YES
I started with Live/Dead, then Workingman's and American Beauty.
If this isn't five stars, I don't know what is. This time period is the essence of what the GD are.
Subject: START HERE
If you're new to the Dead, you start at Live Dead, i.e., January, 1969.
This one of the very best, sound and performance-wise, shows on archive. The DS is not as developed as 2/27, but it is simply phenomenal in its own right.
The Eleven... unbelievable.
Start here, work your way forward...
Subject: Jerry becomes godlike
This show is very well recorded (Micky's over loud bass drum notwithstanding) and any issues with timing have to do with the band playing Lovelight at a slower than usual tempo, not the tape or rather the pitch correction. The vocals and instrumentation sound exactly correct, especially the snare drums. Had this show been incorrectly pitched, any variance in the drums and vocals would be obvious. Nice job on the crossfades to reduce the cuts also. This is a great show in a year of great shows. I can't imagine what it must have been like for the audience other than a transcendent experience.
Subject: The tempo/pitch are correct w/r/t the live performance.
Subject: It's 1969 I remember 1969.
DARK STAR January 17, 1969, are you kidding me? It sounds so new, fresh, and dimensional it's...
It's here, It's all here. This is it, this is where it is, this is where it came from. Jerry's guitar, Jerry's Amps, Jerry's sound in 1969. The Magic Sound, the DARK STAR sound. Download it now, or you will MISS it. Must be TC on Keyboard.
St Stephen/The Eleven sounds nice. Clean mix. Performance is fresh, new and exciting.
Death Don't Have No Mercy is as spooky as it gets.
Jerry's sound is phenomenal.
The Other One, when it was called "That's It For The Other One". Raw, exciting, primitive, and futuristic, layered by sound and held together by syncopation and rhythm...but still sounds slow. When Bobby sings you can tell the tape is slow.
The whole show is probably a tad slow if the "pitch corrected" it, as stated below. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Cosmic Charlie is spectacular. I wish we had the FEEDBACK part to this show if there was one. I love FEEDBACK when THE DEAD did it.
Have to have this one, 1969 is RICH with sound, and the music is fresh. 4 stars because the show sounds a tad slow.
Eat, drink be merry and listen to THE GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.